This is the final section in the series "Force- Velocity Curve and its Applications". In this section we will cover the last section of the force velocity curve speed. Speed, much like strength is a single variable block, however rather than producing the most force possible athletes are measured how fast they can move their bodyweight. Transfer of...

This week we will be covering the speed- strength portion of the force- velocity curve. This is yet again another hybrid type section, as with the strength- speed section. Speed- strength is defined as moving light loads at a high rate of speed. While athletes are still moving weight, the emphasis is on speed, hence speed- strength. Loading in...

This week we will be covering the power section on the force- velocity curve. Power is the next step down after strength- speed which we covered last week. The power section is where the product of force and velocity are maximized. The equation for power is force times velocity. The power section is where the two variables are maximized....

The next step on the force- velocity curve after maximum strength, is strength- speed. Strength speed is a hybrid type area on the curve. Meaning that it blends the two variables that define the curve, force and velocity. Strength- speed is the maximum amount of force an athlete can produce at a high rate of speed. This usually occurs with...

The first section on the force- velocity curve is the maximum strength section. The max strength section occurs when an athlete is training above 90% of his or her 1RM. There has also been research that shows that when an athlete is training above 80% of their 1RM that they are training maximum strength qualities. However, this could be...

"An Introduction to the Force- Velocity Curve and its Applications" is the first blog in a six-week series regarding the force- velocity curve. The initial post will give insight into what the force- velocity curve is, different sections of the curve, and how it applies to training athletes. Subsequent posts will breakdown each section of the curve...

Stretching is a topic that has been discussed in the strength and conditioning community for about as long as the industry has existed. However, with all the discussion there are still few actionable conclusions, less being made readily available to athletes. Stretching is defined as straightening or extending one's body or a part of their body to...